Health professionals require more guidance to prepare and support children when a parent is dying, according to researchers in Surrey.
Rose geranium oil may help tackle a painful nasal condition that is an unpleasant side effect of chemotherapy, suggest a new small-scale study from the US.
The stress of nursing the terminally ill is one of the themes of a new play about two teenagers who meet in a hospice.
An actress whose husband and father of her two daughters died of a brain tumour last year has paid tribute to the “incredible” hospice nurses who supported the family in his final days.
A specialist Macmillan nurse in neuro-oncology at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge has stressed the importance of using plain terminology when breaking devastating news to seriously ill patients and their families.
A charity leader has said end-of-life care services are “more important than ever” after new figures revealed death rates in England are on a steep incline.
A pioneering end of life nurse and a nurse who has led the way in patient-centred emergency care have been short-listed for an award that recognises outstanding contributions to the delivery of compassionate care.
Nurses must stop attempting to distinguish between “avoidable” and “unavoidable” pressure ulcers to help ensure all are properly investigated, says new official reporting guidance.
The first trial of a pioneering new skin damage scanning device in an end of life setting has indicated that its use by nurses can reduce pressure ulcers.
Nurses at the first hospice in the UK to trial a ground-breaking scanner designed to detect pressure damage say the device has helped them act sooner to stop ulcers developing and raises questions about the value of traditional skin assessments.